Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


An Ethical Aspect of Character Building: Ibn Sina's Perspective

Author(s): Mohd Hasrul Shuhari, Engku Ibrahim Engku Wok Zin, Mohammed Muneer'deen Olodo al-Shafi'i, Razali Musa, Siti Aisyah Mohamad Zin, Omar S.H.S

Character building is an important step in projecting man as a role model in doing good. The human capital, borne of the character building, plays a leading role in making Malaysia a superior nation in the future. Character building without specific guidance makes a society develop without the roles and functions that make it clearly identifiable. The confusion over the functioning of its existence results in waste from the point of use of the human capital itself. In Islam, character building is emphasized from childhood. The purpose of this study is to form a character building concept based on the perspective of a Muslim scholar, Ibn Sina (980-1037). In order to achieve the objectives outlined, the study uses qualitative method and content analysis. The findings show that character building of ethic from the early stage, according to Ibn Sina, is very important to human beings.